Join us on our drive from the hotel to the airport as we prepare to leave India.
This is a video from our hotel room window. Beep Beep:)
This is a video of 7 baptisms that Tyler performed on Sunday, January 25 after preaching at the church at Elnora Children’s Home. One of the young ladies is Mary Grace(Stevens Point congregation helps support her), and the last young man is Timothy, Raja & Kumari’s son.
Home safely, reflections and updates in coming days, sleep now.
The Thompson’s 3 from India to USA.
Today we drove to the edge of the jungle. There we held a medical camp. I spoke to the ladies first, and then Tyler spoke to the entire group. Three ladies were baptized, and while waiting for the doctor to arrive for the medical portion, 2 more decided to put Christ on in baptism. After that, we drove to another congregation and I spoke to a group of sisters. On our way, Tyler was getting a lot of looks, more than usual. Then some young men on a motorcycle stopped and asked him for his autograph. We all got a good laugh out of it, but then found out that they thought he looked like Bill Gates. Then it became an even bigger laugh:) A long day with lots of time in the car on some pretty poor roads, but so rewarding!
The Thompson’s 3 in India
This was the morning meeting. After a lunch break, we went to a very distant village. To the end of the world as Raja said. Enroute, 3 women stood in front of our car as we approached a tight corner. They were demanding money. One stood directly in front of the car with her hands on the hood and the other 2 were at the windows asking for money. Raja explained to us that they were Hindu and were asking for money to help with their upcoming festival. When Raja told them we would not give them any money, they insisted they would put a curse on us. I think we might still be there if several others hadn’t arrived on motorcycle and were much easier targets for the ladies. We were relieved that they were gone on the way back.
Just a quick update. Today we went to services at the church located at the Elnora Children’s home. Following services, Tyler baptized 7 new brothers and sisters. Five were children from the home, one of those was Mary Grace (our local congregation helps to support her). One is a part time nurse at the children’s home, and the 7 th was Timothy, Raja & Kumari’s son. I posted a video of the baptisms on my Facebook page and on the church Facebook page. I haven’t figured out how to put them on my blog yet.
On another note, there are 14 additional children who need support at the orphanage. One young boy is there because his father recently committed suicide. If you, your congregation, or anyone you know of may be interested in committing to support an orphan here, please contact me and I will share any info you need.
Please continue to pray.
The Thompson’s 3 in India